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Peshawar: Khyber Agency Agriculture department successfully cultivated saffron in the area where cannabis farming was common with the aim to produce a substitute of the previous crop in local area with the world most expensive spice. Three million was allocated to bring the gold bulbs from Chitral in PC-1 with the aim to produce stigmas and bulbs, deliver them to the market, which will help in growing the future economy of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). From among its seven agencies, Khyber Agency is the most famous one in FATA with a unique historical background and geographical location. The 2,576…

Peshawar: Concerns are raised in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), as the FATA Secretariat Education department, supported by UNICEF, is yet to provide free Textbooks to government schools in tribal areas. The new academic session has commenced from 8 April without Textbooks and the enrollment campaign with the aim to enroll out of school children into classroom is underway. Further it is clear that in the absence of adequate laws and monitoring system in FATA public officials are fearlessly misusing their powers. FATA, located between Afghanistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was given the status since Pakistan’s Independence has been governed through…

Peshawar: In today’s world, the Internet has become the most important part of our lives. Social media influence brings more and more people together and the massive crowds congregate with each other. Edward Snowden leaks have left everyone feeling insecure and worried about their data privacy. Various social media applications transparency reports further revealed receiving user data requests by different governments and their law enforcement agencies making it the biggest privacy issue of this time with name surveillance for preventions of such crimes. Surveillance, which is used by law enforcement agencies for prevention of crimes both online and offline, is…

Peshawar: Women private school teachers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) face gender discrimination in wages at the hands of school owners. These teachers, while working to break the gender discrimination among our future generations, are victims of discrimination themselves. In contrast to the male teachers of private schools in KP female teachers get lesser wages for the same workload. In the 21st century, teachers of private schools receive less salary despite the fact that they are skilled workers. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minimum wages Act, 2013 (section 9), meant for unskilled workers, has been fixed at Rs.15000 but that doesn’t promise an improvement…

Peshawar: Public spending on elementary and secondary education (ESE) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is up. However, parents are increasingly choosing private schools despite only marginally higher performance rates among private school students. Official data shows an eight percent annual increase in private school enrollment over the last 2 years. The results are perturbing. Over half of the students in both private and public schools cannot pass basic mathematics and literacy tests.

Apni Awaz
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